Ida Railway Hut | Oteake Conservation Park
The original 1934 hut had a major addition when the old Ida Valley railway station building was dragged on a trailer over Buster Pass in 1976 by two bulldozers, not without some issues.
The earlier hut has been lined and has a concrete floor. The railway addition has high-pitched ceilings, a timber floor, a Shacklock 501 oven that is connected to a small hot water cylinder, although no longer to the water supply pipe, a small stainless steel bench, and 12 bunks of differing lengths.
The best hut in the park is an iconic Central Otago hut that lives up to the advertising.
category . . . standard hut
hut fee . . . 1 hut ticket or backcountry hut pass, free to camp
elevation . . . 1350 m
bunks . . . 12 mattresses of different lengths on bunks in single bunkroom
built . . . 1934 original hut, 1976 railway station addition
heating . . . woodburner
water . . . 25 m to creek
toilet . . . longdrop
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